Spending time with family is a highlight during the festive season but bickering and boredom can quickly creep in and ruin the festive fun.
Here are a few board games the whole family can enjoy on boring days (even during load shedding):
1. Monopoly is a classic which means it’s been around for a very long time. Over the years, many editions of the fast-dealing property trading board game have been released. If you’ve played the original game one too many times, you can opt for the Springbok, Friends, Fortnite, Millenials or even Cheaters edition.
From R699 on Takealot.com but prices of special editions may vary.
2. Battle of the Sexes is a gender-based trivia battle, in which teams of men and women go head to head to see who can answer questions about the other sex. There are five different kinds of questions including trivia, Charades-style action cards, pictures, and more, covering plenty of different topics and interests. This board game is ideal for grown-ups and teens can’t play, so long as they have some hope of answering the questions.
From R279 at Takealot.com.
3. Twister will get you on your feet (and hands) during the festive season. This game challenges you to put your hands and feet at different places on the mat without falling over and the last player standing wins the game. This game guarantees fun and laughter for the whole family.
From R299 at Takealot.com.
4. Boereplaas is a proudly South African board game. It’s one of the few Afrikaans games on the market. While you are expanding your farm, you are challenged with paying taxes, keeping your chicks alive during load shedding and general maintenance on the farm.
From R449 at Takealot.com.
5. The simple Pie Face game brings friends and family together for lots of laugh-out-loud fun. First, players load the arm with whipped cream (not included, additional purchase necessary). Then, players take turns sliding their heads through the face mask and spinning the spinner.
Then, suddenly someone gets whipped cream in the face.
From R459 at Takealot.com.